Lester Napoleon Green, aka Beetlejuice, is an American comedian and actor born on June 2, 1968. Green is best known for his affiliation with “The Howard Stern Show.” He has a medical condition called microcephaly and dwarfism, which is the reason for his small stature. His career dates back to 1999, and he has created a name for himself in the industry. He is a talented comedian and actor, which is why we’re celebrating his special day today!
Lester Napoleon Green, popularly known as Beetlejuice, is an American comedian and actor whose humor has earned him fans worldwide. He was born on June 2, 1968, in New Jersey to Christopher Palid and Lillie Green and is the second youngest of six children. He was diagnosed with dwarfism and microcephaly as a child, a condition characterized by short stature, skeletal abnormalities, and an unusually small head, as well as an intellectual disability. While attending middle school, was discovered by Sean Rooney, who became his manager when he joined Rooney’s dwarf tossing company. This is where he was given the nickname ‘Beetlejuice.’
In July 1999, he made his debut appearance on “The Howard Stern Show” when Rooney, who was promoting his dwarf-tossing business on the show, took Green along. This is how Green first met Stern, who liked him immediately and invited him onto the show multiple times. Green became a popular guest on Stern’s show. In 2000, Stern even asked him to accept the 17th A.V.N. Award on his behalf, and Beetlejuice gave the acceptance speech.
In 2009, he featured in Stern’s five-episode reality show “This is Beetle,” which debuted on Howard T.V. After a five-year hiatus, Green returned to “The Howard Stern Show” as a guest. In February 2022, his manager launched an N.F.T. on Goldin’s auction platform. This N.F.T. was a physical rookie card signed by Green. It received 21 bids and sold for $15,000.
Many will also recognize Green from the famous “Just Hanging Around” meme, which began in 2023. The video, originally from December 2021, was posted to Instagram by his second manager, Robert Rooney.
One can agree that Green has had quite an unusual but successful career. He has an active social media presence and a massive following. He is currently single and doesn’t have kids.
Green debuts as Beetlejuice with Rooney on “the Howard Stern Show.”
He accepts the prestigious A.V.N. Awards on behalf of Stern and delivers an outstanding acceptance speech.
He appears in the music video ‘Grimey,’ by New York rapper N.O.R.E.
He features in a five-episode reality show, “This Is Beetle.”
He becomes a meme two years after the original video of him "just hanging around" is posted to Instagram by his manager.
Why We Love Beetlejuice
He's an inspiration to many
People with Green's condition face a number of physical challenges. He's a reminder to them that, despite having a disability, you can succeed in anything you set your mind to.
His sense of humor
Green is known for his crude sense of humor, which his viewers love. In a society where everyone is careful of what they say for fear of being "cancelled," it's refreshing to see.
He is hardworking
Despite the challenges his disability presents, he is hardworking and determined to succeed. From his T.V. appearances to his voiceovers, merch, and other ventures, his work ethic is highly commendable.
5 Surprising Facts
He was in “Bubble Boy”
He made an appearance in the 2001 American Black comedy film starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Jerry O’Connell’s mother was his teacher
O’Connell revealed that his mother, Linda O’Connell, was Green's special needs teacher while they were growing up.
He participated in amateur boxing
He was an amateur boxer and he fought other dwarfs in the ring.
He dabbled in music
He has a remixed song, ‘Beetle in the House,’ featuring Snoop Dogg, Sean Paul, and Big Freedia.
He voiced a video game character
He voices Zeke in the video game “True Crime: New York City.”
Who is Beetlejuice’s manager?
After Sean Rooney died in 2009, his brother, Bobby Rooney, took over the role of managing him.
Who is Beetlejuice’s ex?
The brilliant entertainer was married to Babyjuice for four months in 2003.
How many Instagram followers does Beetlejuice have?
Beetlejuice has over 3.3 million followers on Instagram in 2023.
Beetlejuice’s birthday dates